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The Biggest Corporate Layoffs of All Time: 24/7 Wall St.

31 Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 10:32:50 (EST)

From 24/7 Wall St: Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of employees at one time to earn it a place among the largest corporate layoffs in modern American history.

According to...

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America's 8 Most Overpaid CEOs: 24/7 Wall St.

587 Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 11:18:04 (EST)

From 24/7 Wall St: It's that time of year again, when proxies are released and many business publications run lists of the highest paid CEOs at America's large public companies. The compensation figures are extraordinarily high, sometimes ranging into the tens of millions of dollars. At

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Companies Where Employees Are Losing Hope: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted September 21, 2011 | 09:40:54 (EST)

From 24/7 Wall St.: Some companies become so badly damaged because of changes in the competitive markets or due to poor management decisions that their employees lose hope. This may be due to the fact that they believe the corporations that they work for have little future, or...

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10 Most Valuable Companies In America: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted August 10, 2011 | 19:00:06 (EST)

This post has been corrected.

From 24/7 Wall St.: Apple became the most valuable company in America yesterday when its market cap passed Exxon Mobil’s. The move draws attention to what market capitalization means, and why it is important. The total value of a company is driven...

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10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2012: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted June 22, 2011 | 01:59:26 (EST)

24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE), American Apparel (NYSE:APP), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Saab, A&W All-American Foods Restaurants, Soap Opera Digest, Sony Ericsson, MySpace (NYSE:NWS.A), and Kellog's Corn Pops. (NYSE:K).

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly...

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American Companies Burned Worst By The Media: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted June 14, 2011 | 14:52:07 (EST)

From 24/7 Wall St.: One school of thought about negative publicity is that its impact dissipates over time. It is hard to disprove that theory, especially in the case of large companies. And sometimes it takes longer than others.

Last year, BP was regularly lambasted in the press...

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Ford Joins The Beggars Banquet

Posted August 24, 2007 | 19:12:46 (EST)

Helping the economy should be a "priority" for the Fed, according to the head of Ford (F), Alan Mullaly. He tells the FT that "economic and credit conditions were a "big headwind" to his plan to turn round the carmaker."

The man and his company are in a vise....

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New York Times Short Interest High, Faith In Online Plan May Be Fraying

Posted August 22, 2007 | 14:47:37 (EST)

Shares sold short in The New York Times Company (NYT) were just below 16 million against daily trading volume in the company's "A" share of 1.158 million. That means that the number of trading days to cover the short position is fourteen, one of the highest levels of any...

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Growing Alarm About Oil Prices: The $100 Barrel

Posted July 10, 2007 | 16:46:21 (EST)

The International Energy Agency report on oil supply and demand over the next few years showed up in the FT a couple of days ago. Even though it was played big at the paper, not much was said about it in the US. Then, news of the report...

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Internet Connections Speeds: Rural Folks Get Zip

Posted June 26, 2007 | 14:53:47 (EST)

The Communications Workers of America, part of the AFL-CIO, seems to hate the phone companies, but that does not necessarily make their research bad. Saying that Americans don't have high speed internet compared to the rest of the world may help them save their jobs, but it has the additional...

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